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Articles from July 5, 2001

At the Tone, Please Say `I Do'
AUSTIN, Texas (Cox) -- When they exchanged wedding vows next to an old oak tree outside Austin's Crockett-Miller House bed and breakfast, Christy Jones and Jeff Barrett didn't have to worry about seating assignments, cake for guests or even children...
Attorney Hopes to Become First Independent Governor
TULSA (AP) -- Tulsa attorney Gary Richardson, 60, said Tuesday that he hopes to build a bridge in Oklahoma politics by becoming the state's first independent governor. "I'm sick and tired of the gridlock that's keeping this state from moving forward,"...
Bartlesville, Dewey Store Owners Schedule Tax Holiday
There's a new holiday this summer for residents in Bartlesville and Dewey. Store owners are scheduling a break from paying sales tax. The promotion, which is being sponsored by Bartlesville Area Chamber of Commerce, is set for Aug. 4. Forty stores already...
County Courthouse Undergoes Changes
The winds of change are breezing again at the Oklahoma County Courthouse. Among the changes that occurred this week were the induction of a new district attorney, the addition of two new special judges and revised court fee and bond schedules. It was...
Firms Trimming Number of Partnerships
Last year was a banner year for many law firms, but an increasing number of partners did not partake directly of the profits. In an effort to increase per-partner profitability, many large firms have quietly demoted partners, putting them on salaries...
Gemini 6 Capsule Will Be among Center's Exhibits
Visitors to the new Oklahoma History Center -- scheduled for completion in fall 2003 or early 2004 -- will be able to view a piece of both Oklahoma and national space history, in the form of the Gemini 6 capsule.Astronaut Tom Stafford, a native of Weatherford,...
Group Seeks Injunction
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- A state worker group asked the Oklahoma County District Court for an injunction Tuesday to block privatization of highway maintenance in the state's two largest metropolitan areas.The Oklahoma Public Employees Association wants...
Legislators Question Recent Tax Study
OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- Two veteran legislators, a Democrat and a Republican, have questioned the purpose and recommendations recently reported on changing the Oklahoma tax system.House Deputy Floor Leader Russ Roach, D-Tulsa, and Rep. Larry Ferguson,...
[ Mortgages ]
A list of mortgages filed with the Oklahoma County Clerk's office is published daily in The Journal Record. Information listed for each mortgage includes book and page numbers, names of the mortgagor and mortgagee, mortgage loan amount, property description,...
Officially, Economy Isn't in a Recession -- Yet
ATLANTA -- The National Bureau of Economic Research isn't ready to call it a recession. "The data normally considered by the (bureau) indicate the possibility that a recession began recently, but the economy has not declined nearly enough to merit ......
OPEC Agrees to Keep Current Production Levels
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- OPEC members agreed Tuesday to continue pumping oil at current levels but braced for softer crude prices as Iraq showed a willingness to resume its oil shipments. Delegates from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries...
Plucking the Goose
Around 1665, Jean Baptiste Colbert observed that "The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing." Lately Oklahomans have been hissing about the Oklahoma income...
Radiotronix Releases Wireless Modules
Radiotronix, an Oklahoma City-based provider of wireless technology, will release the company's first product, a series of wireless modules, by the end of the week.Steve Montgomery, president of Radiotronix, said the company has begun production of its...
Saucer Dome Soon to See Its Doom
Beginning next month workers will begin the tough, noisy work of demolishing the plaster saucer dome atop the rotunda of the State Capitol, in preparation for constructing a new $21 million structure soaring 255 feet above the existing building.John...
Settling Domain-Name Disputes
As officials prepare to roll out seven new top-level domain names (such as .biz, .info and .name), the potential exists for a massive number of Internet domain-name disputes.Now, one Oklahoma City lawyer could play a pivotal role in those legal skirmishes.Joseph...
Technology Stocks Drop amid Earnings Worries
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street stalled Tuesday, held back by a fresh round of earnings warnings and decreased trading activity ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 22.61 at 10,571.11.Broader stock indicators...
Tulsa Man Develops New Air Conditioner
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A Tulsa man says he has come up with an air conditioner that keeps people cool without heating up their electricity bills. John Kidwell has developed an air conditioning unit that works without a compressor. By doing so, he says,...
U.S. Factory Orders Rebound in May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders to factories registered their largest increase in nearly a year, boosted by stronger demand for cars, semiconductors and industrial machinery. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that factory orders rebounded in May, rising...
[ Warranty Deeds ]
A list of Warranty Deeds filed with the Oklahoma County Clerk's office is published daily in The Journal Record. Information listed for each warranty deed includes book and page numbers, the owner of the property granting the property to a new owner,...
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